I am very guilty of assuming things. We all are. I tell people a lot not to assume things and I still do. I gather it’s a part of human nature.
I am starting to explore housing options here and there. One thing that I automatically ruled out without any education of what it was was a group home. For me, the term group home was a big place with inadequate care of hundreds of people. Well, I went to visit the one my aide works at and I was completely wrong.
A group home is a regular home with people that have a similar disability live together. This one was a group of people with Down’s syndrome. They were a sweet group, I must say.. Now I am wondering if this type of living system would be beneficial for me. I know that I wouldn’t have as much freedom that I would in an apartment, but with a movement disorder, I may meet people in a similar situation that could help me cope with mine… Just a thought. I’m not getting a place yet; just exploring options.
I am taking a swimming class at the YMCA this summer. I’m a little nervous to start because I have struggled with swimming lessons before, but now that I’m older, I’m interested in going to develop my coordination and improve my swimming skills. And I have been wanting to get lessons before, but the membership was too much. So, now that I have Self Direction, they will pay for the membership. I am so excited to start.
I will have an update with how it goes. I will be doing two sports soon; swimming and horseback riding. The fact that more and more people with disabilities can participate in sports is amazing. I’m personally interested in the water sports, but I wonder what kind of adaptive sports will come out in the future. This increase in adaptive sports will hopefully encourage people to work on themselves physically, emotionally and mentally.
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